Tweed River Mouth, Gold Coast, Australia

Steven Brayshaw, Charles Lemckert

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At the coast all is not what it seems. Decades of beachfront development have seen a variety of efforts to stabilize the shoreline to protect ill-placed beachfront property, both from shoreline erosion and from storm damage. Both of these problems become increasingly critical in a time of rising sea level. Many natural beaches are backed by sea walls, while others have been transformed by whole series of groynes, offshore breakwaters and a plethora of other schemes. Many recreational beaches are actually artificial replicas of the real thing, emplaced to protect badly placed infrastructure and.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization: Selected Case Studies
EditorsJ. Andrew Cooper, Orrin H. Pilkey
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9789400741225
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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NamePitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization: Selected Case Studies


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